AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year Results

   AutoNation Reports All-Time Record Quarter and All-Time Record Full Year
                                   Results

AutoNation to Brand Domestic and Import Stores from Coast to Coast under
AutoNation Name

PR Newswire

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

Fourth Quarter 2012 Results

- EPS from continuing operations an all-time record^(1) $0.67, up 31%
compared to fourth quarter 2011 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of
$0.51 ($0.50 on a GAAP basis)

- Total revenue of $4.2 billion, up 13% compared to the year-ago
period, increasing across all major business sectors; operating income of $169
million, an increase of 18% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011

Full Year 2012 Results

- Adjusted EPS from continuing operations an all-time record $2.54,
up 31% compared to full year 2011 adjusted EPS from continuing operations of
$1.94. On a GAAP basis, full year EPS from continuing operations was $2.52 in
2012 compared to $1.93 in 2011.

- 2012 marks the second consecutive year of over 30% year-over-year
growth in EPS from continuing operations

- Total revenue of $15.7 billion, up 13% compared to 2011, increasing
across all major business sectors; operating income of $645 million, an
increase of 13% compared to 2011.

Launch of AutoNation Brand

- AutoNation's 210 Domestic and Import franchises will be marketed
under a unified AutoNation brand from coast to coast, driving consumer
awareness of the peerless customer experience that AutoNation offers in its
stores and online

AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE: AN), America's largest automotive retailer, today
reported 2012 fourth quarter net income from continuing operations of $83
million, or $0.67 per share, compared to adjusted net income from continuing
operations of $71 million, or $0.51 per share, for the same period in the
prior year, a 31% improvement on a per-share basis. On a GAAP basis, fourth
quarter 2011 net income from continuing operations was $70 million, or $0.50
per share. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are included in the
attached financial tables.

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2012 fourth quarter revenue totaled $4.2billion, an increase of 13%, driven
primarily by stronger retail new vehicle unit sales. AutoNation's retail new
vehicle unit sales increased 17% on a same store basis and were up 18%
overall. Based on CNW Research data, in the fourth quarter of 2012, total U.S.
industry retail new vehicle unit sales increased 13%.

Launch of AutoNation Brand
AutoNation announced today that it will be marketing its210 Domestic and
Importfranchises across the country under the AutoNation brand. The brand
transition involves 23 manufacturer brands and will roll out beginning
February 1, 2013 in South Florida and will be completed in all markets by the
end of the second quarter. Commenting on the branding initiative, Mike
Jackson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "The launch of the
AutoNation brand unifies us under one flag, AutoNation, rather than as local
market brands. We have worked to provide a peerless customer experience
across the enterprise. AutoNation is a brand that stands for leadership,
transparency, and peerless customer care. This is an incredibly important
moment for us as a company and has the full support of our manufacturer
partners who approved the change to the AutoNation brand. Since my arrival we
have laid a foundation for this transition by investing more than $3.7 billion
infacilities, developing best practices in our stores and Shared Service
Center and completing strategic acquisitions across the country while focusing
on the customer as our number one priority."

Commenting on the quarterly results, Mr. Jackson said, "We are very pleased
with our strong year-over-year growth across all areas of our business. We
have deliveredtwo consecutive years of over 30% growth inearnings per share,
and this quarter we set another record for the highest ever annual and
quarterly adjusted EPS from continuing operations." Mr. Jackson added, "We are
looking forward to a robust new vehicle selling environment in 2013, as
consumers enjoy an unprecedented array of attractive product options and
continued access to affordable credit. We are expecting industry new vehicle
sales to be approximately mid-15 million units in 2013."

Share Repurchase
During the fourth quarter of 2012, AutoNation repurchased 1.3 million shares
for an aggregate purchase price of $49 million, at an average price of $39.21
per share. For the full year ended December 31, 2012, AutoNation repurchased
16.6 million shares for an aggregate purchase price of $581 million, at an
average price of $34.89 per share. AutoNation has $319 million remaining
Board authorization for share repurchase.

Acquisitions of Texas Stores
During the fourth quarter, AutoNation also completed the acquisitions of
Boardwalk Audi, Boardwalk Porsche, Boardwalk Volkswagen, McKinney Volkswagen,
Park Cities Volkswagen, and Spring Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram. Together, the
stores sold approximately 14,000 new and used retail units in 2012 with
approximately $590 million of revenue.

Segment results^(2) for the fourth quarter of 2012 were as follows:

  oDomestic - Domestic segment income^(3) was $54 million compared to
    year-ago segment income of $44 million.
  oImport - Import segment income was $60 million compared to year-ago
    segment income of $49 million.
  oPremium Luxury - Premium Luxury segment income was $80 million compared to
    year-ago segment income of $73 million.

For the full year ended December 31, 2012, the Company reported adjusted net
income from continuing operations of $320 million, or $2.54 per share,
compared to adjusted net income from continuing operations of $286 million, or
$1.94 per share in the prior year, an improvement of 31% on a per-share
basis. On a GAAP basis, net income from continuing operations for 2012, was
$317 million, or $2.52 per share, compared to $284 million, or $1.93 per
share, for the prior year. Reconciliations of non-GAAP financial measures are
included in the attached financial tables. The Company's revenue for the full
year ended December 31, 2012 totaled $15.7 billion, up 13% compared to $13.8
billion in the prior year.

The fourth quarter conference call may be accessed by telephone at
(888)769-8515 (password: AutoNation) at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time or on
AutoNation's investor relations website at investors.autonation.com.

The webcast will also be available on AutoNation's website under "Events &
Presentations" following the call. A playback of the conference call will be
available after 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time on January 31, 2013 through February
11, 2013 by calling 800-391-9851 (password 75300).

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^(1) As compared to adjusted EPS from continuing operations in prior
periods.

^(2) AutoNation has three operating segments: Domestic, Import and Premium
Luxury. The Domestic segment is comprised of stores that sell vehicles
manufactured by General Motors, Ford and Chrysler; the Import segment is
comprised of stores that sell vehicles manufactured primarily by Toyota,
Honda, Nissan, and Hyundai; and the Premium Luxury segment is comprised of
stores that sell vehicles manufactured primarily by Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Lexus,
and Audi. As of March 31, 2012, we revised the basis of segmentation for our
Import and Premium Luxury segments to reclassify our Audi franchises from the
Import segment to the Premium Luxury segment. In connection with this change,
we have reclassified historical amounts to conform to our current segment
presentation.

^(3) Segment income for each of our segments is defined as operating income
less floorplan interest expense.

About AutoNation, Inc.

AutoNation is transforming the automotive retail industry through bold
leadership. We deliver a superior automotive retail experience through our
customer-focused sales and service processes.  Owning and operating 264 new
vehicle franchises, which sell 32 brands across 15 states, AutoNation is
America's largest automotive retailer, with state-of-the-art operations and
the ability to leverage economies of scale that benefit the customer. As an
indication of our leadership position in our industry, AutoNation is a
component of the S&P 500 Index. Follow us at www.facebook.com/autonation and
www.twitter.com/autonation.

For additional information about AutoNation, please visit
investors.autonation.com or www.autonation.com.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
This news release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of
Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All statements other than
statements of historical fact are, or may be deemed to be, forward-looking
statements. Words such as "anticipates," "expects," "intends," "goals,"
"plans," "believes," "continues," "may," "will," and variations of such words
and similar expressions are intended to identify such forward-looking
statements. Statements regarding our expectations for the automotive retail
industry, as well as statements that describe our objectives, goals, or plans,
are forward-looking statements. Our forward-looking statements reflect our
current expectations concerning future results and events, and they involve
known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that are difficult to
predict and may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be
materially different from any future results, performance and achievements
expressed or implied by these statements. These risks, uncertainties and other
factors include, among others: economic conditions generally; conditions in
the credit markets and changes in interest rates; the success and financial
viability of vehicle manufacturers and distributors with which we hold
franchises; factors affecting our goodwill and other intangible asset
impairment testing; natural disasters and other adverse weather events;
restrictions imposed by vehicle manufacturers; the resolution of legal and
administrative proceedings; regulatory factors affecting our business; and
other factors described in our news releases and filings made under the
securities laws, including, among others, our Annual Reports on Form 10-K, our
Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and our Current Reports on Form 8-K.
Forward-looking statements contained in this news release speak only as of the
date of this news release, and we undertake no obligation to update these
forward-looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances.

NON-GAAP FINANCIAL MEASURES
This press release and the attached financial tables contain certain non-GAAP
financial measures as defined under SEC rules, such as adjusted net income and
earnings per share from continuing operations, which exclude certain items
disclosed in the attached financial tables. As required by SEC rules, the
Company provides reconciliations of these measures to the most directly
comparable GAAP measures. The Company believes that these non-GAAP financial
measures improve the transparency of the Company's disclosure, provide a
meaningful presentation of the Company's results from its core business
operations excluding the impact of items not related to the Company's ongoing
core business operations, and improve the period-to-period comparability of
the Company's results from its core business operations.



AUTONATION, INC.
UNAUDITED CONDENSED CONSOLIDATED INCOME STATEMENTS
(In millions, except per share data)
                            Three Months Ended        Twelve Months Ended
                            December 31,              December 31,
                            2012         2011         2012         2011
Revenue:
    New vehicle             $       $       $       $     
                            2,476.0      2,085.6      8,906.9      7,498.9
    Used vehicle            912.1        882.2        3,714.7      3,512.8
    Parts and service       600.0        573.1        2,399.2      2,293.1
    Finance and insurance,  148.9        124.9        571.2        474.5
    net
    Other                   36.5         12.6         76.8         53.0
Total revenue               4,173.5      3,678.4      15,668.8     13,832.3
Cost of sales:
    New vehicle             2,320.7      1,938.1      8,327.4      6,951.2
    Used vehicle            843.7        820.6        3,415.4      3,228.0
    Parts and service       347.5        334.6        1,391.3      1,323.0
    Other                   28.8         5.9          48.3         26.1
Total cost of sales         3,540.7      3,099.2      13,182.4     11,528.3
Gross profit                632.8        579.2        2,486.4      2,304.0
Selling, general and        442.2        412.7        1,749.5      1,649.4
administrative expenses
Depreciation and            22.4         21.0         87.3         83.7
amortization
Franchise rights            -            -            4.2          -
impairment
Other expenses (income),    (0.5)        2.0          0.1          (1.1)
net
Operating income            168.7        143.5        645.3        572.0
Non-operating income
(expense) items:
    Floorplan interest      (12.6)       (10.9)       (45.5)       (42.7)
    expense
    Other interest expense  (21.7)       (17.4)       (86.9)       (66.0)
    Loss on debt            -            (2.2)        -            (2.2)
    extinguishment
    Interest income         0.1          0.1          0.3          0.7
    Other income (loss),    0.5          (0.3)        3.6          (0.5)
    net
Income from continuing
operations before income    135.0        112.8        516.8        461.3
taxes
Income tax provision        52.1         42.9         199.5        177.1
Net income from continuing  82.9         69.9         317.3        284.2
operations
Income (loss) from
discontinued operations,    0.3          (0.5)        (0.9)        (2.8)
net of income taxes
Net income                  $       $       $       $     
                              83.2       69.4      316.4      281.4
Diluted earnings (loss)
per share*:
    Continuing operations   $       $       $       $     
                              0.67       0.50       2.52      1.93
    Discontinued            $       $       $       $     
    operations                   -       -   (0.01)     (0.02)
    Net income              $       $       $       $     
                              0.67       0.49       2.52      1.91
Weighted average common     123.8        140.6        125.8        147.3
shares outstanding
Common shares outstanding,
net of treasury stock, at   120.9        135.8        120.9        135.8
December 31
* Earnings per share amounts are calculated discretely and therefore may not
add up to the total.





AUTONATION, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
($ in millions, except per vehicle data)
 Operating       Three Months Ended December 31,         Twelve Months Ended December 31,
 Highlights
                 2012      2011      $         %         2012      2011       $         %
                                     Variance  Variance                       Variance  Variance
Revenue:
                 $      $      $                $       $        $   
 New vehicle             2,085.6         18.7      8,906.9   7,498.9   1,408.0   18.8
                 2,476.0            390.4
  Retail used   788.3     753.7     34.6      4.6       3,230.4   3,047.6    182.8     6.0
 vehicle
  Wholesale     123.8     128.5     (4.7)     (3.7)     484.3     465.2      19.1      4.1
 Used vehicle    912.1     882.2     29.9      3.4       3,714.7   3,512.8    201.9     5.7
 Parts and       600.0     573.1     26.9      4.7       2,399.2   2,293.1    106.1     4.6
 service
 Finance and     148.9     124.9     24.0      19.2      571.2     474.5      96.7      20.4
 insurance, net
 Other           36.5      12.6      23.9                76.8      53.0       23.8
                 $      $      $                $        $         $   
Total revenue            3,678.4         13.5      15,668.8  13,832.3  1,836.5   13.3
                 4,173.5            495.1
Gross profit:
                 $      $      $                $      $       $   
 New vehicle                         5.3       579.5     547.7       31.8  5.8
                 155.3     147.5      7.8
  Retail used   67.7      62.3      5.4       8.7       293.8     280.6      13.2      4.7
 vehicle
  Wholesale     0.7       (0.7)     1.4                 5.5       4.2        1.3
 Used vehicle    68.4      61.6      6.8       11.0      299.3     284.8      14.5      5.1
 Parts and       252.5     238.5     14.0      5.9       1,007.9   970.1      37.8      3.9
 service
 Finance and     148.9     124.9     24.0      19.2      571.2     474.5      96.7      20.4
 insurance
 Other           7.7       6.7       1.0                 28.5      26.9       1.6
Total gross      632.8     579.2     53.6      9.3       2,486.4   2,304.0    182.4     7.9
profit
Selling,
general and      442.2     412.7     (29.5)    (7.1)     1,749.5   1,649.4    (100.1)   (6.1)
administrative
expenses
Depreciation
and              22.4      21.0      (1.4)               87.3      83.7       (3.6)
amortization
Franchise
rights           -         -         -                   4.2       -          (4.2)
impairment
Other expenses   (0.5)     2.0       2.5                 0.1       (1.1)      (1.2)
(income), net
Operating       168.7     143.5     25.2      17.6      645.3     572.0      73.3      12.8
income
Non-operating
income
(expense)
items:
 Floorplan
 interest        (12.6)    (10.9)    (1.7)               (45.5)    (42.7)     (2.8)
 expense
 Other interest  (21.7)    (17.4)    (4.3)               (86.9)    (66.0)     (20.9)
 expense
 Loss on debt    -         (2.2)     2.2                 -         (2.2)      2.2
 extinguishment
 Interest        0.1       0.1       -                   0.3       0.7        (0.4)
 income
 Other income    0.5       (0.3)     0.8                 3.6       (0.5)      4.1
 (loss), net
Income from
continuing       $      $      $                $      $       $   
operations                           19.7      516.8     461.3       55.5  12.0
before income    135.0     112.8     22.2
taxes
Retail vehicle
unit sales:
  New         70,957    60,191    10,766    17.9      267,810   224,034    43,776    19.5
  Used         42,978    41,946    1,032     2.5       180,973   171,094    9,879     5.8
                 113,935   102,137   11,798    11.6      448,783   395,128    53,655    13.6
Revenue per
vehicle
retailed:
                 $      $      $                $       $       $   
  New                 34,650        0.7       33,258   33,472             (0.6)
                 34,894               244                                    (214)
                 $      $      $                $       $       $   
  Used                 17,968        2.1       17,850   17,812            0.2
                 18,342               374                                    38
Gross profit
per vehicle
retailed:
                 $      $      $                $      $       $   
  New                             (10.7)    2,164     2,445             (11.5)
                 2,189     2,451     (262)                                   (281)
                 $      $      $                $      $       $   
  Used                             6.1       1,623     1,640            (1.0)
                 1,575     1,485       90                                   (17)
  Finance and  $      $      $                $      $       $   
 insurance                           6.9       1,273     1,201            6.0
                 1,307     1,223       84                                   72
 Operating       Three Months       Twelve Months
 Percentages     Ended December      Ended December
                 31,                31,
                 2012 (%)  2011 (%)  2012 (%)  2011 (%)
Revenue mix
percentages:
 New vehicle     59.3      56.7      56.8      54.2
 Used vehicle    21.9      24.0      23.7      25.4
 Parts and       14.4      15.6      15.3      16.6
 service
 Finance and     3.6       3.4       3.6       3.4
 insurance, net
 Other           0.8       0.3       0.6       0.4
                 100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0
Gross profit
mix
percentages:
 New vehicle     24.5      25.5      23.3      23.8
 Used vehicle    10.8      10.6      12.0      12.4
 Parts and       39.9      41.2      40.5      42.1
 service
 Finance and     23.5      21.6      23.0      20.6
 insurance
 Other           1.3       1.1       1.2       1.1
                 100.0     100.0     100.0     100.0
Operating items
as a percentage
of revenue:
 Gross profit:
  New vehicle  6.3       7.1       6.5       7.3
  Used
 vehicle -       8.6       8.3       9.1       9.2
 retail
  Parts and    42.1      41.6      42.0      42.3
 service
  Total        15.2      15.7      15.9      16.7
 Selling,
 general and     10.6      11.2      11.2      11.9
 administrative
 expenses
 Operating       4.0       3.9       4.1       4.1
 income
Operating items
as a percentage
of total gross
profit:
 Selling,
 general and     69.9      71.3      70.4      71.6
 administrative
 expenses
 Operating       26.7      24.8      26.0      24.8
 income





AUTONATION, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY DATA
($ in millions)
      Segment
      Operating      Three Months Ended December 31,        Twelve Months Ended December 31,
      Highlights
                     2012     2011      $         %         2012       2011       $         %
                                        Variance  Variance                        Variance  Variance
Revenue:
                     $     $      $                $      $      $   
      Domestic                              9.3       5,131.6   4,655.4           10.2
                     1,322.4  1,209.9  112.5                                    476.2
      Import         1,463.1  1,241.0   222.1     17.9      5,828.8    4,933.3    895.5     18.2
      Premium        1,351.3  1,190.9   160.4     13.5      4,553.3    4,096.4    456.9     11.2
      luxury
       Total      $     $      $                $       $       $   
      segment                               13.6      15,513.7  13,685.1           13.4
      revenue        4,136.8  3,641.8  495.0                                    1,828.6
      Corporate and  36.7     36.6      0.1       0.3       155.1      147.2      7.9       5.4
      other
       Total      $     $      $                $       $       $   
      consolidated                          13.5      15,668.8  13,832.3           13.3
      revenue        4,173.5  3,678.4  495.1                                    1,836.5
*Segment income
                     $     $      $                $      $      $   
      Domestic                         22.9       209.4    180.0          16.3
                     54.2    44.1     10.1                                     29.4
      Import         59.8     48.9      10.9      22.3      257.9      227.1      30.8      13.6
      Premium        80.4     73.4      7.0       9.5       270.4      244.1      26.3      10.8
      luxury
       Total
      segment        194.4    166.4     28.0      16.8      737.7      651.2      86.5      13.3
      income
Corporate and other  (38.3)   (33.8)    (4.5)               (137.9)    (121.9)    (16.0)
Add: Floorplan      12.6     10.9      1.7                 45.5       42.7       2.8
interest expense
                     $     $      $                $      $      $   
Operating income                         17.6       645.3    572.0          12.8
                     168.7   143.5    25.2                                     73.3
* Segment income for each of our segments is
defined as operating income less floorplan
interest expense
Retail new vehicle
unit sales:
      Domestic       21,862   20,059    1,803     9.0       85,947     76,335     9,612     12.6
      Import         33,607   27,175    6,432     23.7      133,938    106,175    27,763    26.1
      Premium        15,488   12,957    2,531     19.5      47,925     41,524     6,401     15.4
      luxury
                     70,957   60,191    10,766    17.9      267,810    224,034    43,776    19.5
      Brand Mix -
      New Vehicle
      Retail Units
      Sold
                     Three Months      Twelve Months
                     Ended December     Ended December
                     31,               31,
                     2012     2011 (%)  2012 (%)  2011 (%)
                     (%)
      Domestic:
       Ford,       17.1     18.5      17.5      18.7
      Lincoln
       Chevrolet,
      Buick,         10.0     11.2      10.8      12.1
      Cadillac, GMC
       Chrysler,   3.7      3.6       3.8       3.3
      Jeep, Dodge
       Domestic  30.8     33.3      32.1      34.1
      total
      Import:
       Honda       11.0     9.3       11.5      10.7
       Toyota      19.7     19.2      20.5      18.4
       Nissan      10.2     10.4      11.2      11.5
       Other       6.5      6.3       6.8       6.8
      imports^(1)
       Import    47.4     45.2      50.0      47.4
      total
      Premium
      Luxury:
                   10.2     10.6      8.1       8.5
      Mercedes-Benz
       BMW         6.0      5.5       4.8       5.0
       Lexus       2.7      2.4       2.2       2.0
       Other
      premium luxury
      (Audi, Land    2.9      3.0       2.8       3.0
      Rover,
      Porsche)^(1)
       Premium   21.8     21.5      17.9      18.5
      Luxury total
                     100.0    100.0     100.0     100.0
      As of March 31, 2012, we revised the basis of segmentation for
^(1) our Import and Premium Luxury segments to reclassify our Audi
      franchises
      from the Import segment to the Premium Luxury segment. In
      connection with this change, we have reclassified historical
      amounts to conform to
      our current segment presentation. We reclassified revenue of
      $50.9 million and segment income of $3.6 million during the
      three months ended
      December 31, 2011, and revenue of $187.7 million and segment
      income of $13.2 million during the twelve months ended December
      31, 2011
      related to the five Audi franchises we held during these
      periods.





AUTONATION, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY DATA, Continued
($ in millions)
 Capital            Three Months       Twelve Months
 Expenditures /     Ended December      Ended December
 Stock Repurchases  31,                31,
                    2012      2011      2012        2011
                    $      $      $       $  
 Capital                                   
 expenditures^(1)    60.8           183.6       
                              44.5                 158.1
                    $      $      $       $  
 Cash paid for                             
 acquisitions^(2)   141.6          141.6        
                               -                  64.2
 Proceeds from      $      $      $       $  
 exercises of                             
 stock options        9.9          32.0         
                              12.4                 78.7
 Stock
 repurchases:
                    $      $      $       $  
 Aggregate                            
 purchase price      49.0           580.6       
                              217.8                 583.4
 Shares
 repurchased (in    1.3       6.3       16.6        17.1
 millions)
 Floorplan          Three Months Ended December    Twelve Months Ended
 Assistance and     31,                            December 31,
 Expense
                    2012      2011      Variance  2012    2011    Variance
 Floorplan          $      $      $       $     $  
 assistance earned                               $    
 (included in cost   19.0           2.6                      12.4
 of sales)                    16.4                 73.5   61.1
 Floorplan
 interest expense   (12.1)    (10.4)    (1.7)       (43.7)  (40.3)  (3.4)
 (new vehicles)
 Net new       $      $      $       $     $  
 vehicle inventory                               $    
 carrying benefit     6.9         0.9                       9.0
                              6.0                  29.8   20.8
 Balance Sheet and
 Other Highlights
                    December  December
                    31, 2012  31, 2011
                    $      $   
 Cash and cash               
 equivalents          69.7    
                              86.6
                    $      $   
 Inventory                    
                    2,396.9  1,809.2
 Total floorplan    $      $   
 notes payable                
                    2,540.2  1,898.8
                    $      $   
 Non-vehicle debt             
                    2,096.1  1,647.0
                    $      $   
 Equity                       
                    1,688.5  1,894.6
 New days supply
 (industry
 standard of
 selling
 days,         55       50
 including fleet)   days     days
 Used days supply
 (trailing          35       31
 calendar month     days     days
 days)
 Key Credit
 Agreement
 Covenant
 Compliance
 Calculations
 Ratio of funded
 indebtedness/
 Adjusted EBITDA              2.82x
 Covenant           less      3.75x
                    than
 Ratio of funded
 indebtedness
 including
 floorplan/
 Total
 capitalization               59.1%
 including
 floorplan
 Covenant           less      65.0%
                    than

 ^(1) Includes accrued construction in progress and excludes
       property acquired under capital leases.
 ^(2) Total purchase price for acquisitions, including capital leases and
       deferred purchase price commitments, was
       $203.7 million and $64.2 million for the years ended December 31, 2012
       and 2011, respectively.





AUTONATION, INC.
UNAUDITED SUPPLEMENTARY DATA, Continued
($ in millions, except per share data)
 Comparable Basis
 Reconciliations*
                              Three Months Ended December 31,
                              Net Income             Diluted Earnings Per
                                                       Share**
                              2012         2011        2012        2011
                              $       $       $       $    
 As reported                  83.2         69.4       0.67          
                                                                   0.49
    Discontinued                                       $       $    
    operations, net of        (0.3)        0.5            -         
    income taxes                                                    -
 From continuing                                       $       $    
 operations, as reported      82.9         69.9        0.67           
                                                                   0.50
    Loss on debt                                       $       $    
    extinguishment            -            1.4            -        
                                                                   0.01
                              $       $       $       $    
 Adjusted                    82.9         71.3       0.67           
                                                                   0.51
                              Twelve Months Ended December 31,
                              Net Income             Diluted Earnings Per
                                                       Share**
                              2012         2011        2012        2011
                              $        $        $       $    
 As reported                  316.4       281.4      2.52           
                                                                   1.91
    Discontinued                                       $       $    
    operations, net of        0.9          2.8         0.01           
    income taxes                                                   0.02
 From continuing                                       $       $    
 operations, as reported      317.3        284.2                  
                                                       2.52        1.93
    Franchise rights                                   $       $    
    impairment                2.6          -                       
                                                       0.02         -
    Loss on debt                                       $       $    
    extinguishment            -            1.4           -         
                                                                   0.01
                              $        $        $        $    
 Adjusted                    319.9       285.6      2.54          
                                                                   1.94
 *  Please refer to the "Non-GAAP Financial Measures" section of the Press
    Release.
 ** Diluted earnings per share amounts are calculated discretely and therefore
    may not add up to the total.





AUTONATION, INC.
UNAUDITED SAME STORE DATA
($ in millions, except per vehicle data)
 Operating    Three Months Ended December 31,       Twelve Months Ended December 31,
 Highlights
              2012     2011     $         %         2012      2011      $         %
                                Variance  Variance                      Variance  Variance
Revenue:
              $     $     $                $      $      $   
 New vehicle                       18.2      8,854.6  7,498.9  1,355.7  18.1
              2,464.6  2,085.6  379.0
  Retail
 used         783.4    753.7    29.7      3.9       3,208.9   3,047.6   161.3     5.3
 vehicle
  Wholesale  122.6    128.5    (5.9)     (4.6)     473.6     465.2     8.4       1.8
 Used         906.0    882.2    23.8      2.7       3,682.5   3,512.8   169.7     4.8
 vehicle
 Parts and    598.8    573.1    25.7      4.5       2,388.2   2,293.1   95.1      4.1
 service
 Finance and
 insurance,   148.2    124.9    23.3      18.7      568.1     474.5     93.6      19.7
 net
 Other        36.0     12.6     23.4                76.0      53.0      23.0
Total         $     $     $                $      $      $   
revenue                            12.9      15,569.4  13,832.3  1,737.1  12.6
              4,153.6  3,678.4  475.2
Gross
profit:
              $     $     $                $      $      $   
 New vehicle                    4.8                              5.2
              154.6   147.5    7.1               576.1     547.7     28.4
  Retail
 used         67.1     62.3     4.8       7.7       291.5     280.6     10.9      3.9
 vehicle
  Wholesale  0.7      (0.7)    1.4                 5.5       4.2       1.3
 Used         67.8     61.6     6.2       10.1      297.0     284.8     12.2      4.3
 vehicle
 Parts and    252.1    238.5    13.6      5.7       1,003.2   970.1     33.1      3.4
 service
 Finance and  148.2    124.9    23.3      18.7      568.1     474.5     93.6      19.7
 insurance
 Other        7.6      6.7      0.9                 28.2      26.9      1.3
Total gross   $     $     $                $      $      $   
profit                          8.8       2,472.6  2,304.0          7.3
              630.3   579.2   51.1                                   168.6
Retail
vehicle unit
sales:
  New      70,644   60,191   10,453    17.4      266,050   224,034   42,016    18.8
  Used      42,711   41,946   765       1.8       179,669   171,094   8,575     5.0
              113,355  102,137  11,218    11.0      445,719   395,128   50,591    12.8
Revenue per
vehicle
retailed:
              $     $     $                $      $      $   
  New                          0.7        33,282   33,472          (0.6)
              34,888  34,650   238                                   (190)
              $     $     $                $      $      $   
  Used                          2.1        17,860   17,812        0.3
              18,342  17,968   374                                   48
Gross profit
per vehicle
retailed:
              $     $     $                $      $      $   
  New                        (10.7)                            (11.5)
              2,188   2,451   (263)              2,165     2,445     (280)
              $     $     $                $      $      $   
  Used                        5.8                              (1.1)
              1,571   1,485    86               1,622     1,640     (18)
  Finance   $     $     $                $      $      $   
 and                            6.9                             6.2
 insurance    1,307   1,223    84               1,275     1,201     74
 Operating    Three Months     Twelve Months
 Percentages  Ended December    Ended December
              31,              31,
              2012     2011     2012 (%)  2011 (%)
              (%)      (%)
Revenue mix
percentages:
 New vehicle  59.3     56.7     56.9      54.2
 Used         21.8     24.0     23.7      25.4
 vehicle
 Parts and    14.4     15.6     15.3      16.6
 service
 Finance and
 insurance,   3.6      3.4      3.6       3.4
 net
 Other        0.9      0.3      0.5       0.4
              100.0    100.0    100.0     100.0
Gross profit
mix
percentages:
 New vehicle  24.5     25.5     23.3      23.8
 Used         10.8     10.6     12.0      12.4
 vehicle
 Parts and    40.0     41.2     40.6      42.1
 service
 Finance and  23.5     21.6     23.0      20.6
 insurance
 Other        1.2      1.1      1.1       1.1
              100.0    100.0    100.0     100.0
Operating
items as a
percentage
of revenue:
 Gross
 Profit:
  New       6.3      7.1      6.5       7.3
 vehicle
  Used
 vehicle -    8.6      8.3      9.1       9.2
 retail
  Parts     42.1     41.6     42.0      42.3
 and service
  Total     15.2     15.7     15.9      16.7



SOURCE AutoNation, Inc.

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